A Gate


Are you looking for a novel and inspiring way to -

  • Mark the life and passing of a loved one
  • Remember a loyal family pet
  • Commemorate a special event
  • Promote your organisation              

For lovers of walking and the countryside a commemorative footpath gate is an opportunity to set up a memorial that will provide practical ease of access to fellow walkers for years to come.

The Isle of Wight Ramblers and the IOW Council 'Rights of Way' department supported by our local National Trust have established the footpath 'Donate a Gate Scheme' (PDF Leaflet 2016 version). An individual donation of £460 will finance a new footpath gate incorporating an engraved commemorative plaque at a suitable location on the Island.

In particular by identifying suitable stretches of footpath to be wholly converted to gates, we are improving access to the countryside for those people who cannot easily negotiate stiles. You can contact the scheme organiser to find out where current projects are underway.

To make an application to the scheme please complete the application form in the PDF leaflet by using the link above and send it with your donation cheque to:-

Mr Derek Baty, Ramblers 'Donate a Gate' Organiser, Cherrymead, 1 Upper Hyde Lane, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, PO37 7PR.  Tel: 01983 339779 Email:



 Donate a Gate photographs taken by D. Howarth - Saltern Wood, Yarmouth